Selena Gómez has had to suffer negative comments about her body since she was diagnosed with Lupus in 2014. From this moment on, in addition to suffering from mental health problems such as depression, she has had to struggle with this disease and undergo a kidney transplant as a result of it. The large amount of drugs she has needed and still need to consume because of these health problems have caused her noticeable weight gains and losses.
Her haters, instead of realizing the difficult moments that the singer is experiencing, have been responsible for making her feel even worse. For years they have been taking advantage of every public appearance of the actress to fill the networks with thousands of criticisms about her body. Through the comments of each post of the singer or even by Twitter they talk about that the artist would look better if she was thinner. “They made me embarrassed to gain weight because of my lupus,” said Selena.
Seeing the large number of negative messages she received after one of her last appearances at a public gala, the interpreter of Calm down stated that the criticism did not affect her. Now, during the second season of the series Dear…. , on Apple TV, Gómez has confessed that they did hurt her with the comments about her body. “I lied. I would go online, post a photo and say, ‘I don’t care. I won’t accept what they say'”, said the former Disney girl. Even though she tried to think like that, she noticed the thousands of users who did body shaming to her and this has led her more than once to the point of locking herself in her room to cry.
During this interview she also took the opportunity to tell the real reason why she said a few weeks ago that she was not affected by criticism. ” I didn’t want them to bother other people who are going through the same thing. Shaming them for their bodies, for what they are and for those they love is unfair. I don’t think anyone earned it”, Selena revealed. With this lie she wanted to show that the negative comments she received did not matter in order to get the haters tired of publishing them. In addition, she also wanted to help people who have problems similar to hers.